On Saturday night, at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in New York City, Jay-Z’s mom Gloria Carter took home a Special Recognition Award for her contribution to her son’s 4:44 track, “Smile,” which concludes with his mother performing spoken word for the song’s outro. Her poetry addresses sexuality head on and, as she…
For the first time in years, tolerance of LGBTQ people has actually decreased, according to a new poll commissioned by GLAAD and released in the Accelerating Acceptance report at the World Economic Forum on Thursday.
TransMilitary, a feature-length documentary that follows the lives of four transgender troops, is getting a grant from GLAAD’s Media Institute to help the project come to fruition.
GLAAD’s latest TV study found that LGBTQ characters will have a record high visibility this season, but that the majority of those characters are white and male.
If you know about the Motion Picture Association of America, the trade association responsible for giving movies their letter ratings (G, PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17), you know it has its quirks when determining what is and isn’t family friendly.
If you’re straight, you may be unaware that members of the LGBTQ community are still widely discriminated against by their co-workers, unless you’re one of the 31 percent of people actively participating in that discrimination.
Although some might argue that the bromance between Poe and Finn in The Force Awakens has some subtle queer undertones in its own right, GLAAD is calling for the franchise to introduce an openly non-heterosexual character.
On the evening of April 2, the GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards were held in Los Angeles, California. Among those honored was singer Demi Lovato, presented with the Vanguard Award by longtime friend and colleague Nick Jonas. And at the beginning of her acceptance remarks, Lovato…
FOX, the network that brought you Empire and Glee, has just reached an important milestone in the The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s Network Responsibility Index, a system which rates each major television network by how well the LGBT community is represented in its line-up. FOX is the first broadcast…
Here’s some inspiring news to start your week off right: Smith College will begin accepting transgender applicants effective this fall.
Kerry Washington - one of last night's winners at the GLAAD Media Awards for her work as an ally - gave a compelling acceptance speech emphasizing the need for marginalized groups to come together across difference (an especially salient point in the wake of Patricia Arquette's unfortunate comments on women's rights).
The FDA recently "relaxed" its outright ban on gay and bisexual men donating blood, changing its policy to allow donations with the caveat that donors remain celibate for one year prior to giving blood. This PSA, created by GLAAD and Gay Men's Health Crisis and starring Alan Cumming, calls bullshit.
After Alec Baldwin flipped the fuck out on Daily Mail writer George Stark, calling him a "toxic little queen" and threatening to beat the shit out of him, Baldwin reached out to GLAAD to do some preemptive I'm-totally-not-homophobic-I-just-like-to-call-people-queens damage control. Convincing stuff!
Last night at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, celebrities donned their gay apparel in order to celebrate outstanding images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community in the media. This involved ensembles in blah black, weird green camouflage, and acidic citrus yellow.
Well. We find ourselves once again faced with Bret Easton Ellis having a conniption fit on social media, this time about being snubbed by the GLAAD Awards. No, Ellis wasn’t up for an award — according to his ululating Twitter account, he was told, we imagine politely, that he would not be welcome at the Hollywood…
Singer Madonna presents CNN news anchor Anderson Cooper with the Vito Russo Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on Saturday March 16, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo doesn't just inspire punch lines and pearl-clutching—it inspires gay equality, at least according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The show is nominated for a GLAAD Media Award, probably for featuring the family's acceptance of Uncle Poodle, Alana's gay uncle Lee Thompson,…
Looks like some UPS employees are gonna be delivering extra packagaes this holiday season, and we're not just talking about presents! Actually, we really are, but still, it's cool that the UPS Foundation, which gave $167,000 to various Boy Scouts of America entities in 2010, has said enough is enough! Yellow and…
Less than two weeks after the WWE and GLAAD agreed to work together to curb homophobic comments in wrestling, one of the WWE's top announcers, Michael Cole, hurled a homophobic slur at a fellow announcer. Cole quickly apologized and took the tweet down, making everything all better again.
In the January 29 episode of Saturday Night Live, NBC broadcast a dangerous and blatantly anti-tansgender segment which they called 'Estro-Maxxx' - the punch line of which was the lives of countless transgender people across the country.